As implied by its name, Prins en Keizer is located between two prominent Amsterdam canals: Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht. The characteristic building was constructed in 1973 and designed by architect Marius Duintjer, who designed the main branch of the Dutch Central Bank. Formerly known as the Vijzelbank, the building served as an office of the ABN bank and was connected to the ABN branch on the other side of Keizersgracht by means of a tunnel. After a design by Dam & Partners, the modern building was transformed into a flexible, contemporary office without detracting in any way from its unique history.
The building’s imposingly horizontal glass-fronted façade has been retained. Inside, the original concrete structure has been exposed and voids used to link the floors. Large open-plan interiors offer lots of natural light and a fantastic view over the city. Prins and Keizer is a unique place for professionals seeking inspiration from Amsterdam’s lively inner city, and its central location, make it ideal for today’s digital nomad.